A single-sided (DVD-5) DVD-Video
disc was designed to hold a typical feature-length movie, which averages 133 minutes.
Because the PowerBook G3 series features built-in video out, S-Video out, and audio-out jacks, users can extend their DVD-Video
experience even further by connecting their PowerBook G3 to an external monitor, TV, and Dolby Pro Logic sound system.
In short: while either disk can be read by a DVD-ROM drive or a DVD-Video
player, it cannot be recorded except in the specific type of drive (-Authoring or -General Use) for which it was manufactured.
is doing what it is supposed to do very well -- if you have the necessary add-ons, such as a high-quality receiver to enjoy surround sound, and a large TV to immerse yourself in action movies, the most common genre of the first dozen DVD movies that became available.